Spain's greatest baroque painter, Velazquez was an artist of tremendous gills who painted virtuostic portraits of Spanish nobility that imbued his subjects with mystery, as well as quotidian scenes of cheerful and satisfying domestic activties. An admirer of Rubens, Titian. Michelangelo, and Raphael. Velazquez's paintings are deeply rich in color and mood and exhibit a humanistic spirit toward religious subject matter, whose figures he enlivened and emboldened.
For more than thirty years, Velazquez resided in the palace of bis patron. King Philip IV. as court painter, executing portraits of the king and members of the royal family and court, some of whom are most fatuously depicted in his towering masterpiece Las Meninas (The Ladies-in-Waiting), ill 1656, a veritable theater of perspective interplas and baroque illusion. Velazquez's understanding of character and atmosphere and the individuality and masterful technique he brought to his paintings, have conic to be regarded as representative of the pinnacle of the golden age of Spanish realism.
Формат: 17 см x 21 см.